Wood Energy Catalogue

This User Guide provides instructions to browse the Wood Energy Catalogue and upload information to the database of the Catalogue.

  1. There are two levels of Wood Energy Catalogue users: general users and registered users. A general user refers to anyone who browse this website for information. Any user may become registered user in order to submit contents for inclusion in the Catalogue for information sharing.
  2. Users may search the catalogue by region, country, type of initiatives, level of intervention, implementing agency, year of implementation (or publication) funding agency (donor), funding size, keywords, and free text.
  3. The search may be made by selecting any field or a combination of fields. Each specified field serves as a filter to the search results. The more filters applied, the more specific the search results will be. 
  4. Search findings will be listed at the bottom of the Search page with some basic information, such as Title, Region, Country, Type of initiatives, Level of intervention, Start year, and End year.
  5. Click the title of any search findings to open a new window with detailed information of the record. 
  6. If a search results in more than 10 records, the Catalogue will display the first 10 records, and the rest are available by clicking the tabs "Next" or the numbers below the displayed results.
  7. Search field: Region
    1. This field includes 7 options – Global, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, and North America.
    2. The geographical coverages of these regions are referred to those of FAO’s Official Regions as hyperlinked Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and North Africa.
    3. Global refers to general catalogue entries that are applicable without special focus on any specific country or region.
    4. North America covers Canada and United Stated of America.
    5. This field allows multiple choice.
  8. Search field: Countries
    1. To select a country and a combination of countries, please first select the region it belongs to. Upon the region(s) being selected, all the countries of the region(s) are available in the dropdown menu for selection.
    2. This field allows multiple choice and is not mandatory. 
    3. If a region is selected but no country selected under that region, then the results would only include only those of regional level. 
    4. If a region is selected and a country or several countries of that region also selected, then the results would include those of the selected country or countries concerned.
    5. The list of countries covers only those of FAO’s official Member Countries.
  9. Responsible agencies
    1. This normally refers to those responsible for the implementation of an initiative (including project, programs, policy, strategy, sector study).
    2. It may also include partner agencies involved in the initiative.
    3. This field may be empty for some initiative without clear information.
  10. Search by year
    1. The records may be searched by time of implementation (or publication in case of sector study).
    2. To search all the relevant initiatives in a given period, e.g. from 2000 to 2010, select Starting from 2000 and Ending by 2010.
    3. To search all the relevant initiatives in a given year, e.g. 2005, select Starting from 2005 and Ending by 2005.
    4. This field support multiple filters, such as by Countries or Type of initiatives.
  11. Type of Initiative
    1. This field has 5 options – Laws or regulations; Policy; Program or Project; Sector review and study; Strategy or Action plan.
    2. If Program or Project is selected, then a new field called Program/Project sub-category appears with a selection of 6 further options.
  12. Level of intervention
    1. This field has 6 options – Global; Regional; Multiple countries; National; Sub-country; and Grassroot site only.
    2. Global refers to general initiatives that are applicable to all countries but without focus on any specific region or country.
    3. Regional refers to initiatives that may cover all the countries of a specific region (in FAO’s terms of region), though it may have not necessarily covered all the countries of a region. 
    4. Multiple countries refer to initiatives that are designed to cover certain countries of a region or several regions.
    5. National refers to initiatives that may cover all the parts of a country, though it may have not necessarily covered all the sub-country administrative divisions of the country.  
    6. Sub-country refers to initiatives that are designed to cover certain sub-country administrative divisions of the country.
    7. Grassroot site only refers to initiatives focusing on a specific site or several sites at grassroot level within a sub-country administrative division.
  13. Marked as good practice
    1. This refers to initiatives marked by the Catalogue manager and contributors as good practices based on a set of pre-defined criteria (including intervention effectiveness, tangibility and scale of impacts, among others).
    2. It is intended for reference only, not intended to be an official judgement on any specific initiatives.
  14. Users who registered for the Catalogue would be able to submit contents to the database and to export the search findings.

Notes to Registered Users on how to submit information

In addition to the Guide for general users, here are some special notes to registered users on how to submit information in the database of the Catalogue.

  1. Users who wish to contribute content to the database of the Catalogue are required to register, so that the administrator may contact to verify details of the submission, if required.
  2. It is recommended to register using your own name and full name of your organization or agency so that your contribution to the database may be acknowledged accordingly.
  3. After registration, you will receive an email with the confirmation link. Once your registration is completed, you will be able to log in with the username and password to submit content into the database.
  4. All the submitted records will be reviewed and released for publication online upon approval by the FAO Catalogue administrator.
  5. Domain for log in
    1. Users registered with non-FAO email account should use the default domain “WWW.FAO.ORG”.
    2. Users registered with FAO email account and log in from FAO HQ should select the domain “FAODOMAIN”.
    3. Users registered with FAO email account and log in from Field Offices should select the domain “FIELD”.
  6. Submit content
    1. Upon successful log in, you may click the tab “Contribute” (on the top) or “Submit” (on the bottom) to submit content.
    2. In principle, all the records can be submitted in one of the FAO official languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian). However, it is strongly recommended the use of English, French and Spanish.
    3. Title – It should be the original title or a descriptive title.
    4. Description – A paragraph or several short paragraphs to highlight the element or components relevant to the subject.
    5. Keywords – Provide 3-12 keywords (single word or phrase), separated by comma.
    6. Location – Region is required for interventions at all the levels - Global, Regional, Multiple Countries, National or Sub-National. The regions refer to FAO divisions of member countries. See explanation in User Guide #7.
    7. Location – Countries of implementation. For interventions at global or regional levels without focus on any specific countries, it is not required to select any country; for interventions focusing on specific countries, please firstly select the region it belongs to. Upon the selection of a region, all the countries of the region will be available in the dropdown menu for selection. This field allows multiple choices. See further explanations in User Guide #8.
    8. Funding – Agency refers to those that provided funding support to the interventions. In case of multiple agencies, please separate by semicolon.
    9. Funding – Currency. Please select either US Dollar (USD) or Euro (EUR).
    10. Funding – Amount refers to the total funding made available to the intervention or total budget, including grants, loans, and matched funding from partners. For funding in currencies other than USD or EUR, please convert the amount into either USD or EUR with the currency exchange rate at the time of funding approval or, if such a rate not available, using the exchange rate at the time when you submit the content.
    11. Notes/Remarks – Provide additional facts or observations relevant to the intervention.
    12. Good practice - Please tick this for interventions that you see very significant in effectiveness, tangibility and scale of impacts in comparison to most interventions you are aware of. This is not intended to be an official and comprehensive judgement on any specific initiatives, but a feeling of the contributor based on professional experience.
    13. Hyperlink to documents – Provide hyperlinks to relevant documents, preferably on the website(s) of responsible agencies, implementing agencies, funding agencies, government agencies, or other websites with good credibility.
    14. Source of reference – The authorities or credible agencies responsible for the reference documents, with or without such documents on their official websites.
    15. Item compiler/contributor – This is automatically recorded based on the login data, which would be used for acknowledgement or information verification.
    16. Status – Please select “User draft in progress” or “Submit for approval”. If you save you record as “User draft in progress”, this draft will not be visible to anybody except to you and you will be able to go back and edit later. If you save your record as “Submit for approval”, the information will not become available online immediately after your submission. The records will be reviewed by the FAO Catalogue Administrator before they become available online. Your submitted records will be locked while in this review process and you will not be able to edit the record. Should you need to change your submitted records, please send an email to [email protected].
  7. Save – Once you have finished editing/updating a record, press the “Save” button (either as a User draft or Submit for approval). The system will check if all the required fields have been completed and, in that case, it will save the information and take you to a new blank page for another record.
  8. Logout – Remember to click the “Logout” from the system upon completion of a session.

  9. Contact us – Please contact the FAO Catalogue administrator at [email protected] in case you need assistance with the registration or if you have forgotten your username and/or password.